Physicist, Biologist Named
2009 Wittke Award Recipients
Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom with the annual Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Two teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences are this year's recipients: Corbin Covault, associate professor of physics, and Nancy DiIulio, instructor of biology.
Nominators for both Covault and DiIulio praised their ability to inspire and connect with students. Read more.
Applications are now available online for the Case Western Reserve chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP). In 2004 and 2005, the NYSP program at Case Western Reserve was nominated as the number one program in the nation.
Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee continues to monitor swine flu conditions and provide updates to help students, faculty, staff and visitors avoid contracting this new strain of the flu. No cases of swine flu have been reported on campus. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.
For Faculty and Staff
The Blackboard system will be down for maintenance from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 16. Users will not be able to access Blackboard during this time period, so users are advised to plan their course activities accordingly. The Blackboard system should be available again for use by 9 p.m. that evening. Questions can be referred to the system administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is offering two International Study/Travel three-credit hour courses to El Salvador and Bangladesh during winter break 2009. For spring break 2010, courses will take students to the Netherlands, Israel and Guatemala, and in May 2010 to Ecuador. Courses have been approved as Global and Cultural Diversity electives. The programs are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, alumni and professionals. Contact Deborah Jacobson at 368-6014 for more information.
The School of Law's LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program is co-sponsoring the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) Northern Ohio Chapter's first meeting for its Young Professionals Group from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at the Ritz-Carlton, downtown Cleveland. Yannick Le Couedic, executive director of FACC Ohio, will update attendees on the numerous activities the chamber has been working on to grow relationships. The event also is designed for attendees to network and learn more about the business and cultural relationships between France and Northern Ohio. Contact Scott Guye by e-mail to register for the event.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
Data Center Renovations
The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users.
Thursday, May 14:
- Internet caching servers, some degraded internet performance
- Network management servers, network performance graphs unavailable
- DNS server, DNS updates to remote DNS servers unavailable (4 to 6 a.m.)
- DNS services to off-campus will be unavailable (4 to 6 a.m.)
- DHCP servers, redundant server, minimal impact expected
Saturday, May 16:
Installation of New Network Security Switches
- Redundant Network Switches, no outages expected